What the papers say – October 21

Brexit tensions reaching boiling point make headlines across many of the Sunday papers.

Conservative MP Johnny Mercer has written in The Sunday Times calling for fellow Tories to oust Theresa May, accusing her of an “abject failure to govern”.

The Mail on Sunday reports that the PM has been told she has one chance left to save her leadership, but needs to persuade Tory MPs she is right for the job at a meeting of the 1922 backbench committee on Wednesday.

Boris Johnson has told Conservative MPs that the Government’s planned Brexit deal will be a “stich-up”, the Sunday Express reports.

The Observer leads with the march by 700,000 people in London demanding a second referendum on Brexit.

The Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, has written in The Sunday Telegraph, suggesting the UK should only accept an extended transition period if the EU drops its demand for a backstop for the Irish border.

In other news, the Sunday People carries the story of a grandmother given a “bionic arm”.

The Sunday Mirror reports on drug abuse by inmates at a jail.

And the Daily Star Sunday has spoken to a baby-care guru about the Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy.

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